pvi deviating in glasgow, uk, july 2012

deviator – sack race

pvi will be in glasgow for the month of july working with a team of 20 local artists developing and devising content for their new real world, mixed reality intervention deviator. the residency will culminate with a premiere season of the event at the surge festival, scotland’s annual festival of street arts, set to take over the streets and venues of glasgow from mon 23rd – sun 29th july.

deviator is an immersive, outdoor game experience via 3g phones which invites players to temporarily transform their city into a playground. your mission is to seek out 15 audio instructions hidden in public spaces and play as many of the games as possible. as a deviator you can explore the local area, play a series of on-site games, interact with some sly mischief makers out on-site with you, compete with other deviators for points and send real-time text messages of your progress. using gps and the camera on your phone, deviator allows you to select a game from an on-screen map, locate it and scan a strategically placed qr code to activate the game instructions. games are scored in terms of difficulty and range from activities such as ‘guerrilla pole dancing’ and ‘ring-a-ring-a-roses, to ‘spin the bottle’ and ‘twister’. each game encourages the player to explore their public space in a new way and deviate from the norm.

if you are in glasgow during july we would love to have you deviate with us! we will be in-residence at the briggait, 141 bridgegate, so please come along and say hi and we hope to see you at the show!

watch the how to play deviator movie here: https://vimeo.com/43014252
watch the surge festival trailer here: https://vimeo.com/39220104

what: deviator – real-world, mixed reality intervention for iphone and android phone users.
where: the arches and glasgow city centre | 18+
when: mon 23rd – thurs 26th july 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm
sat 28th & sun 29th july 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
mon & tues £5 | wed, thurs, sat & sun £9 | £7 conc.

book tickets via http://www.thearches.co.uk/events/arts/pvi-collective-deviator

deviator is a conflux commission for the surge festival. this project is assisted by the commonwealth government thru the australia council, its arts funding & advisory board. the state of western australia has made an investment in this project through arts wa in association with the lotteries commission. this work was developed with this assistance of a pica r&d funding grant.

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